leisure 11.11.15

3 NYC Books

THE MORNING LINE Today, the country salutes its veterans. Every day, we need to do better by them. NYC Veterans Alliance is trying to do just that.

Patience and Fortitude: Power, Real Estate, and the Fight to Save a Public Library, by Scott Sherman, is the definitive account of the NYPL's idiotic Central Library Plan, a scheme that came close to destroying one of the city's greatest treasures.

Photographer Harvey Stein has published Briefly Seen: New York Street Life, the third in a trilogy of NYC images beginning with Coney Island: 40 Years, 1970-2010 and followed by Harlem Street Portraits. In Briefly Seen, Stein beautifully captures the streaming moments on city streets, the setting and context of New Yorkers' daily life. A book launch and signing takes place at Rizzoli's new store, 1133 Bway [25th/26th] 212.759.2424, on Monday, November 16, 5:30-7:30pm.

City on a Grid: How New York Became New York by Gerard Koeppel makes the clearcut case that—whether you like the grid or not—it has more daily impact on millions of people than almost any other urban plan you can name.

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